Massage Therapy provides comprehensive training in anatomy, physiology and Swedish massage and incorporates courses in hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, Florida massage law, ethical procedures and business practices.
Massage Therapy is a 624 hour, six-month program of study. The Massage Therapy program of study can be completed either in six-months, 27.50 hours per week, which is full time, or can be completed in eight months, by completing 22 hours a week, which is three quarter time.
To motivate the students to become qualified Massage Therapists, capable of passing the national certification examination offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or the MBLEx exam issued by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSTMB), which currently serve as Florida’s state exams. Upon passing the state exam and applying for a Florida massage license, the graduates may seek employment as entry-level Licensed Massage Therapists. The 624-hour program has more intensive in-depth training in additional areas, i.e. Aromatherapy, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, and more in-depth good business practice.
Most state-wide, and out of state schools, offer a 624 hour or more program, and the hours are expected to increase over the years.
The program of study at the Academy of Palm Beach is designed to prepare students to take either of the Florida state licensing examinations. This course offers an excellent foundation for the student to become a well-trained professional massage therapist and permits the student to further their education in the field of holistic health care.
The 624-hour program qualifies for Government Financial Aid, to those who qualify.
Florida Board of Massage, requires 24 hours of continuing education every two years to qualify to renew your Massage Therapy License. The Academy also offers continuing education courses approved by the Florida Board of Massage, and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The Academy is a Continuing Education Provider for: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB 038485-00) and education provider for Florida Board of Cosmetology (AHAMF-014).
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as revised by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes several disclosure and reporting requirements. All post-secondary schools that offer programs of study that lead to “gainful employment” must present to prospective students the following information: